Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A unit of currency formerly used in Brazil.

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  • noun The monetary unit of Brazil from 1942 to 1986 and 1990 to 1993.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Portuguese, from cruz, cross (from the figure on the coin), from Latin crux.]

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From Portuguese cruzeiro (literally "large cross").

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